I used to think that my complete lack of morals was a bad thing. Not any more because I’ve realized that there’s a variety of morally questionable careers such as Lawyer, Politician or Mercenary that would suit me perfectly. I reckon being a mercenary would be the coolest but lets face it, there’s bound to be a lot of violence and why would I risk scarring this incredibly handsome face?
Luckily for me, Killzone: Mercenary which is being developed by Guerrilla Cambridge will be released in September 2013 and it looks like it could be a pretty darn good and much less risky substitute for an actual career as a soldier for hire. The game puts you in the boots of a former UCA soldier who is now taking contracts to kill both Helghast and Human targets which is where my moral flexibility will come in very handy.
The game comprises of 9 solo missions each of which should take up to an hour to complete – in this ape’s humble opinion that’s not a huge amount of gaming so I’m hoping the price reflects that. There is also a multiplayer mode with six maps tailored for eight players and three different game types but again, I’m worried that there’s not a huge amount of content here.
What I find very interesting about this entry in the series is the fact that the money earned from missions can be used to purchase weapons and the amount of money you earn depends on how well you carry out the mission. That’s a pretty good incentive to kill as many as possible, as efficiently as possible which is very true to the Killzone ethos.
Check out the video that shows some seriously impressive footage and gameplay. The question is, will you have a moral issue with murdering your former ISA comrades in arms? My guess is that if you’re a politicin or a lawyer, you almost certainly will not.